Spiritual Development Staff


Dr. Scott Bryant
University Chaplain &
Vice President of Spiritual Development


Scott Bryant was born in Ohio but was raised in Texas. He is a graduate of Baylor University (B.A., M.Div, PhD) and Boston University's School of Theology (S.T.M.). He is a licensed and ordained Baptist Minister and has served churches in both Massachusetts and Texas. Prior to his arrival at ETBU, he taught in the Religion Department and Honors College at Baylor University.

Scott is husband to Natalie and father to Anna, Luke, and Reid. He enjoys coaching his kids sports teams, playing basketball, and watching Tom Brady, Dirk Nowitzki, and the Texas Rangers.


lseeley1.jpgDr. Lisa Seeley
Director of the Great Commission Center

Lisa Seeley comes to Marshall from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Born in Germany and raised in Indiana and Ohio, she moved to Texas in 1995. Lisa earned a Master of Arts in Missions and Church History from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a PhD in Leadership from Dallas Baptist University. Lisa worked in the Missions department at SWBTS for eleven years and taught history, missions, and graduate research and writing for Dallas Baptist University before coming to ETBU.

Lisa has been married to Scott since 1984; is the mother of three girls, Sara, Caitlin and Rebecca; and grandmother to Peyton and Christian. She enjoys reading, working out and learning Tae Kwan Do from her husband. Lisa claims Philippians 4:13 and Proverbs 3:5-6 as life verses.


Mark_Yates.jpgMark Yates
Director for Baptist Student Ministries

Alternating between two states through most of his childhood and adult life, Mark claims both California and Texas as "home." He has four children:  Courtney, Shelby, Ethan and Amanda. The entire family enjoys sports and outdoor activities. They are active members of Central Baptist Church in Marshall.

Mark is a graduate of East Texas Baptist University (B.A.) and Louisiana State University-Shreveport (M.Ed.) and has additional hours from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He has spent more than 25 years in various avenues of student ministry serving Baptist Churches and Agencies. His passion for student ministry revolves around his life verse, 2 Timothy 2:1-2. "You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others." His continued desire is to "grow strong" in his personal spiritual walk and to use those things which the Lord has afforded him to reach and disciple others to do the same.


Wanda Daily,
Administrative Assistant

Wanda Daily was born in Texas, raised in rural Marshall, and introduced to the Savior through her parents via home Bible study, as well as, ultra church attendance. She is a wife (Bruce), mother (Anya, Braunda, & Bruce II), and grandmother (Celeste, Nyla, & Jermichael).

Referring to herself as a Jill of all trades, master of none, Wanda was a stay-at-home Mom for many years. Her career includes administrative support, coordinator and instructor in various industries.  She is a graduate of Wiley College (B.A.). She enjoys fishing, gardening, sewing, sports play-offs on television and anything that leads to good family fun!

Psalms 91 and Jude are among Wanda's favorite chapters in the Bible. John 3:16-17 are her most used outreach scriptures. Psalms 139:17-18 and Jeremiah 29:11-13 are scriptures that remind her that God's thoughts and plans for her far exceeds her own.



Lerinda Baham,
BSM Intern

Lerinda is originally from "all over Louisiana" as she grew up on the Baptist Camp Scene where her and her family have served since 2001. She graduated in May 2013 from the Fred Hale School of Business-Accounting and Management of East Texas Baptist University. Along with her work at BSM, she uses her business knowledge for marketing and inventory management at Charley & Bella's in downtown Marshall. Lerinda is now pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry through Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's online degree program. She is passionate about college ministry, small groups and discipleship.